So this week was just great....from spiritual awesomeness to baptisms, to cleaning up a dead dog that virtually exploded in our investigators living room:-)
So It started off great this week, our ward has been helping us so so much with missionary work, I keep thinking we're in a slow spot, but then the lord has reminded me that I've had the most Baptisms in the Entire zone in the last 6 months and have 1 more this week and 1 more 3 weeks after that. I'm honored that he's letting me be apart of the change in His children’s lives. Remember Jennifer Knight? The pregnant lady that got abandoned by her husband on Christmas day? Well she's been meeting with missionaries for 3 years and last week she accepted an invitation to be Baptized on the 21st of May! The spirit was so strong and I essentially just said "Jennifer, the Lord has waited long enough, He has commanded you to be Baptized and you need to comply." The spirit was soooo strong and she just started crying and said she would do it! She has to make a lot of changes so keep her in your prayers. This mission requires that a person being baptized has to come to church 4 weeks in a row before they can be baptized, so Saturday we were devastated when she called and said she wouldn't be coming to church tomorrow because her dog died and she had to clean the carpets.....we called her 4 times but it was useless, we offered an army of people to come help her clean it, still a no tho. We had done ALL that we could do, I knelt down and prayed that she would realized that the carpets can wait and that a miracle would happen and that she would come to church. So Sunday morning comes around and church is about to start, and in comes Jennifer with her two kids and only says "the carpets can wait". It was an AWESOME sacrament meeting that I felt was just for her. PRAYERS ANSWERED AND SHE CAME!! So... then came our end of the deal. Her dog drank a gallon of diesel fuel and virtually exploded in her living room....3 days prior to us cleaning it. So it was a mixtures of dead dog, blood, gasoline, and other bodily fluids combined into one fantastic smell:) It was everywhere.......forever in my memories is that smell and sight...Anyways.
Another miracle that happened this week! Some members in our ward that have been smoking pot for 50 years received news that it was against the word of wisdom, with or without a prescription. They are faithful and active and we all thought it would be the end. Our bishop had a dream the night before he told them, he dreamed that he would tell them and that they would respond in a specific way and say specific words. The next morning when he told them, the dream was 100% correct, they responded and spoke in the exact same way. We gave them priesthood blessings and they swore them off that very minute. It was amazing! I just love the miracles that I get to witness here and be apart of. All of the success we are having is not me at all, nor Elder Clark, it is all the Lord, and He's teaching us and letting us be apart of it. Obedience brings blessings, but exact obedience brings the miracles that I witness every day!
Love, Elder Anderson
This is how I study when it's warmed then 45 degrees
And this is Elder Cartchner and I waiting for a response from this CRRRAAZZY drunk Navajo:)